[WNYLUG-Users] Network Monitoring

Joe Hoot joehoot at gmail.com
Sun Feb 14 12:45:16 EST 2010


The biggest question that I'd be curious about is, are you looking to monitor IP's or nics?  Because most SNMP type stuff like cacti or even using standard linux ethtools will monitor based on physical nic, not neccesarily the IP traffic (I believe).

Joseph R. Hoot
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On Feb 14, 2010, at 10:34 AM, Cyber Source wrote:

> Hello All,
>   I would like to know what others are using (I can't be the only one) in Linux to monitor network traffic/usage. It appears that I'm having a problem because of aliased nics (eth0:0, eth0:1, etc). I looked into cacti, way more than I want and not sure it will handle what I have anyway with the aliased nics. I looked a few in the repos of Ubuntu, nload would be PERFECT but it won't do the aliased nics. The aliased nics looks like that would be a problem for just about anything so that's why I'm throwing this out there. In a nut shell, what I would like is something real simple like nload to put on my router which has 2 physical nics and 9 aliased ones so I can watch all the incoming/outgoing per nic. My router is a pc running Ubuntu Gutsy with Shorewall. I was going to look into nagios but that looks as complex as cacti and I don't want to have a freaking web server running just to check network statistics. Any thoughts? I'm sure somebody out there has dealt with this and I'd rather keep the monitoring on the router, instead of the individual boxes. TIA, Peter
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